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Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Constitution Day (Citizenship Day) is a federal observance recognizing the adoption of the US Constitution. It is celebrated on September 17th, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by the US Constitutional Convention.

All educational institutions that receive public funding are required by law to provide by law to provide educational programming on the history of the US Constitution on this day.

Constitution Day programming this year is made possible by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, Linfield’s Office of Academic Affairs, and the Elliot Alexander Fund for Political Science.

2016 Constitution Day Lecture

“Worlds Apart: Authoritarianism & American Political Divisions on the Eve of the 2016 Election”

The lecture will be in Riley 201 at 7:30pm on Monday, September 19th.

Jonathan Weiler received his Ph.D. in Political Science from UNC Chapel Hill, where he is senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the Curriculum in Global Studies. He has written three books: Human Rights in Russia, A Darker Side of Reform; with Marc Hetherington, Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, which won the 2016 Philip Converse Award, given each year to a book that has made a lasting impact in political science; and Divorce: A Love Story, co-written with his former wife, Anne Menkens.

Read more about Professor Weiler’s work on authoritarianism.

You can watch Professor Weiler discuss his work on CNN.